Tag: "arthritis" at biology news
NIH gives $8M to University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for myositis research
...nd sometimes skin, joints and lungs, causing rash, arthritis
and shortness of breath. The University of Pitt...was approved in February 2006 for adult rheumatoid arthritis
patients with an inadequate response to anti-TNF (tumor necrosis factor) agents. In this study, ritu...
MIT model could predict cells' response to drugs
...ge of diseases, including various kinds of cancer, arthritis
and immune system disorders, according to Douglas Lauffenburger, MIT professor of biological engineering and head of the department. Lauffenburger is senior author of a paper on the new model that will appear in the Aug. 2 issue of Nature. The mod...
JCI table of contents -- July 26, 2007
...Autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and arthritis
result from the bodys immune system attacking its own tissues or self antigens. Therefore, researchers have long desired to understand how a state of immune tolerance (the inability to mount an immune response against an antigen) may be forcibly indu...
Gene identified for Crohn's disease in children
...isorder, autism, hypertension, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
and the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma. The gene implicated in the current research, ATG16L1, plays an important role in the autophagosome pathway, a sequence of biological events involved in processing bacteria within cells. While the mechanisms a...
UK scientists lift lid on genetics of coronary artery disease
..., coronary heart disease, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis
and type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Today, the Wellcome Trust has announced a further 7.7 million for the study to continue and analyse in more depth the initial findings. The Trust, the UK's largest medical research charity, has also called for propos...
The UAB heads a European research project on proteases and pathological processes
... autoimmune diseases, inflammations, osteoporosis, arthritis
and cancer. The main objective of the CAMP project is to obtain information on the structure, activity and evolution of the proteases and its inhibitors (molecules that alter their functions) by monitoring their activities in situ and in vivo. Th...
Gene discovered for type 1 diabetes in children
...y bowel disease, hypertension, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
and the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma. The Center recently contributed 4,000 DNA samples to an industry-hosted database that serves as a free repository of control samples for researchers seeking gene variations in diseases....
Small molecules may explain psoriasis
...other common chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis
and certain autoimmune diseases, says Andor Pivarcsi, who has directed the study together with Enik Sonkoly. The study shows that microRNA has different patterns of expression in psoriasis compared with normal skin and also in comparison with atopi...
Chronic fatigue -- clues in the blood
...ood of all sorts of human diseases from rheumatoid arthritis
and multiple sclerosis through to schizophrenia....
University of Cincinnati receives $1.7M to research molecular treatment of brain injury
... had originally been studying the potential of the arthritis
drug Vioxx, a COX-2 inhibitor, for reducing inflammation in the injured brain. But his plan was shelved when Merck withdrew Vioxx in 2004 after clinical trials showed that long-term use increased the risk of heart attack and stroke. Strauss then s...
Key to male infertility
...itions, including septic shock, sepsis, rheumatoid arthritis
and diabetes. The team designed a specific inhibit...imes higher in autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis
and diabetes. In the laboratory, Al-Abed and his colleagues found that having MIF on board in high a...
LIAI researchers identify a potential role for retinoic acid in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases
...of autoimmune diseases like colitis and rheumatoid arthritis
or other inflammatory diseases, as well as potentially providing a mechanism for the control of graft rejections, where you dont want the immune system to attack the grafted tissue. ...
Latest data shows MabThera provides significant, sustained relief from symptoms of RA
...patients of the distressing symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
(RA) is sustained or further improved with subsequent courses of treatment, as is the number of patients achieving remission1. Importantly, the safety profile of MabThera remained unchanged in patients who had received as many as seven courses of tr...
Breakthrough developments in rheumatoid arthritis reported
...y insights into the pathways underlying rheumatoid arthritis
and other autoimmune diseases. It may ultimately ...ic database complete with siblings with rheumatoid arthritis
(and some family members without it) in an attempt to single out those genes that are involved in th...
University of Liverpool launches 10 million small animal teaching hospital
...lead to improved treatments for conditions such as arthritis
in cats and dogs a condition which affects 20% of adult dogs and 50% of cats over 10 years of age. Funded by Hills Pet Nutrition, the centre features innovative equipment including a gait analysis system, canine treadmill and kinematic motion cap...
University of Manchester researchers reveal clues to new genes behind rheumatoid arthritis
...behind the chronic inflammatory disease rheumatoid arthritis
(RA), which affects 387,000 people in the UK. Pr... Jane Worthington and her team at the University's arthritis
research campaign (arc) Epidemiology Unit made their findings as part of the largest ever study of t...
Largest ever study of genetics of common diseases published today
...ehind common diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis
and coronary heart disease, today publishes its re..., coronary heart disease, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis
and type 1 and type 2 diabetes. For each disease, the researchers will study larger population sampl...
Gene therapy offers new hope for treatment of peripheral neuropathy
...syndromes, including pain resulting from shingles, arthritis
and cancer," explained Dr. Glorioso. ...
2 million dwarfism study launched
...splasia congenita, which both manifest with severe arthritis
in adulthood. In the shorter term our research will help in the better diagnosis and prognosis of these disorders, said Dr Briggs. However, our long-term goal will be to find treatments for these disorders. In terms of progress towards this longe...
New data on the probiotic strain Bifantis shows anti-inflammatory properties
...tis (Bifidobacterium infantis 35624), in models of arthritis
and Salmonella infection. Data from these studies...Bifantis delayed the onset of artificially induced arthritis
and resulted in less severe arthritic symptoms. This study represents some of the latest work asses...
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